Versailles Palace Guided Tour with Skip the Line Access from Paris

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From $145.36

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Breeze past the large crowds at Versailles on this 4-hour tour, including skip-the-line access. Follow your guide through the palace and gardens of Louis XIV, including all entrance fees and round-trip transportation from central Paris.
  • 4-hour guided tour of Versailles
  • Skip the long lines by traveling with an organized group
  • Tour the State Apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, and the Chapel
  • Free time in the gardens
  • Round-trip transportation from central Paris meeting point

What's Included

  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Small-Group Tour (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit)
  • Transport by air-conditioned Minibus
  • Local Professional Guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 41 Av. de la Bourdonnais
    41 Av. de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris, France

    Departure Point: Central Paris, Near the Eiffel Tower Address: Tour starts from Paris TRIP Welcome Center 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais - 75007 Paris Directions: Nearest metro station: "Ecole Militaire" (Line 8) Take EXIT 1 (Tour Eiffel), Then get on Avenue de la Bourdonnais until reaching number 41

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your way to the meeting point near the Eiffel Tower at your chosen departure time. Tours are available at 8:15am and 1:40pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The meeting point address is: TRIP Welcome Center, 41 Avenue de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. 

Travel to the Palace of Versailles in a comfortable tour vehicle, then embark on a tour with your guide and a group of 18 people or fewer. Walk through the palace and learn its history, including the fact that it was home to three of France’s most illustrious Kings for over 100 years. Follow your guide through the Royal Chapel, the State Apartments, and the famous Hall of Mirrors. 

Following your interior tour, spend some free time in the gardens, a 2,000-acre (809-hectare) park filled with fountains, statues, and classic formal garden landscaping. You may even get the chance to see the Musical Gardens show or the Fountains Show. 

Return to your original departure point for drop-off.

Palace of Versailles

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Jardins du Chateau de Versailles

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Strollers or baby carriages are not allowed on this tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips

Highly recommend the guided tour, as it affords the chance to ask questions.
207 reviews
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Stay away
Alex_A, Mar 2023
Waste of money. Take the metro and walk around but yourself. No special access. Instead of being rushed through the palace just plan on spending the day there
Versailles Palace visit
Laurie_A, Mar 2023
Do not miss this tour if you are visiting Paris. Our guide Nicholas was wonderful. Took very good care of us. Was very thorough in his tour commentary. I would visit again. Make sure you use the skip the line feature.
Definitely Worth It
Laurie_B, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was both friendly and very knowledgeable. She was also kind enough to drop us off close to our hotel instead of going back to the tour office. I would highly recommend this tour.
Faith_L, Mar 2023
Scam… paid for a small group of 8 or less was grouped with 17 people (everyone agreed they paid for 8 or less) they doubled up all groups for profit and wouldn’t offer a refund or the tour they advertised. We were told ‘go with the 17 or don’t go at all’ completely classless worst Viator experience we’ve ever had
Response from Host, Mar 2023
WHERE IS THE FRAUD? Read the Product Page again, PLEASE! What's Included: + Headsets to hear the guide clearly + Small-Group Tour (Group up to 16 participants during the Guided Visit) + Transport by air-conditioned Minibus + Local Professional Guide + Guaranteed to skip the long lines Additional Info: + This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers WHICH SCAM ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Where did you read that the visit was for 8 or fewer? As far as being completely classless, what is classless? 1. Giving you the possibility to cancel a trip before it starts, at no cost because you consider it does not correspond to what you expected. 2. You telling us that we are a Fraud and that we are scammers. I do not think we have been classless, but rather respectful by giving you the option to cancel before the start. To conclude, thank you very much for raising the group size subject. It is giving us the opportunity to remind people reading your review that the size of the groups for this visit may vary for operational reasons. Though the average size of the groups for this tour is 12. Some guests will be in groups of 8, and some others in groups of 16 (or 17). On the other hand, those who are booking the visit during the low season and end up having a guide just for them are quite happy that we are not canceling the visit even if for us, it means losing money.
Oliver was great tour...
Valderes_B, Mar 2023
Oliver was great tour guide… explaining everything about the history with a lot of patience.Also the gardens are amazing.
Great Half Day Spent
Andrew_S, Mar 2023
It was just the right length and content. Olivier was an entertaining leader. The van ride was comfortable and relaxing.
Don't pay for a private guide at versailles
Allison_K, Mar 2023
The palace was beautiful but very crowded Paying for a private guide was definitely not worth it the lines to bathroom were very long and guide was over before the gardens Would not pay for it again
Great touring guide
David_T, Mar 2023
Isabel is an amazing guide and she speaks multiple languages which we loved. Her knowledge about history and the details she shared as she guided us through Versailles were priceless.
Super tour
Pamela_Q, Mar 2023
Honore gave the best history lesson I ever had! Perfect amount of time. He got us up close to see everything and group was only 8 of us. Highly recommend
Trip to Versailles
Vivian_S, Mar 2023
the tour was efficient with good information about background, and certain rooms of the palace. We did a half day tour, which was not enough, but this is not the fault of the tour guide nor the company. We knew half day would feel short, but we had kids with us who would not have had the attention span to spend all day there. It was also too cold to spend time in the gardens when we went, but we will plan to do that on our next trip! Tour guide was very knowledgeable!
KathrynA_W, Mar 2023
The tour guide was amazing. Loved Versailles so glad we went. Loved the paintings and seeing the king and queen’s bedroom
We ended up going on the...
Melissa_M, Mar 2023
We ended up going on the day of the national strike. The time schedule got thrown off and when we arrived we had to wait sometime before even getting in. Oliver was a great guide but it was rather rushed due to the circumstances.
The tour guide was very...
Jennifer_H, Mar 2023
The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The large van was very comfortable. I would definitely recommend to friends.
Our guide was very...
Randel_S, Mar 2023
Our guide was very knowledgeable, fun, and excited about the trip! He made it an even better experience with his wonderful personality!
Great trip, no worries
Traci_M, Mar 2023
Our guide, Oliver, was very knowledgeable about Versaille. There were a few rooms that are not typically open to the public that were open during our visit. We saw the king’s chapel which was incredible. Versaille is gorgeous and the tour was very informative.
Excellent tour!
Alejandro_E, Mar 2023
Our tour guide was friendly, informative, knowledgeable and very open to questions. Would definitely highly recommend.
Small group, good pace, back by noon, great brief history lesson !
Dianne_R, Mar 2023
Great nice knowledgeable tour guide . 8 people group was so great and spent perfect amount of time so not to lose attention span. Loved the Ladueree coffee and cookie cart to get a snack and a beautiful gift store . Free time was nice to have at end . Go !
It is not worth it the money and time
David_B, Mar 2023
It was cold sunny day, our guide was an HOUR late, we were waited with the bus driver in the cold. So he has to rush the tour in 3 hours including going and coming back Paris. He has not talked much about the history of the site, we basically walk one rooms to another, so we never need to use the ear phone he provided. After that he only gave us 20 mins to see the garden, the garden was one of the main reason we came, the garden was huge and 20 mins was just us taking one or two pictures by the entrance of the garden. We will have to come back the another time for the garden and many other things that was not covered in this tour. It is not worth it for the time and money for this tour. But it is convenient with the bus ride.
kismedy_n, Feb 2023
This was really an amazing experience. Isabel was our tour guide and she was amazing very knowledgeable and flexible. At the end we had some free time to explore the gardens and she would also allowed us to take some pictures on the tour
Our tour guide Walter was exceptional!
Diane_M, Feb 2023
Versailles was magnifique! Loved the opulence of the palace. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.